I'm Emily. This is Ian. This is what our 1986 31' Airstream Excella used to look like and how she looked when we traveled around the country throwing pop up weddings in 2013. We had never hauled a trailer before, but we had weddings in states ranging from South Carolina to NewMexico and they wanted the trailer so you better believe we did it. ------ We hauled over 25,000 mikes over six months, adopted a dog in the road, slept in truck stops, joined multiple state parks, ate countless tacos and brushed our teeth on the side of the road, swam in hot springs and climbed mountains. We made donuts in an electric skillet and practiced yoga in deserts. We saw Prada Marfa and the Great Sand Dunes. We spent three weeks in South Carolina trying desperately to see Pat Conroy at the local bar(never happened) and befriended many old people who "just wanted to see this spaceship thing y'all are traveling in." We hauled this over Lake Ponchatrain twice and through an ill advised mountain pass into a tiny Arizona town filled with antiques and then into an arboretum to shoot the most amazing wedding where we ended up sleeping in an abandoned wash on the side of the road with cattle bumping the trailer because they wouldn't let us stay in the parking lot after 11pm. We met friends in parks, at weddings, in restaurants and on the beach. -----
We adventured. We lived. ----- Yesterday was a whirlwind of a day. I got up early and about 145 things happened and it got pretty overwhelming pretty quickly. ------ So I did some crying. Not the cute type but the loud and whimpering and gaspy type. And Ian was there to calm me down and shake me back to reality and remind me that I have a "best" and an "even better than best" scenario going most of the time and he's right. ----- Life is a roller coaster of risks and exploring and jumping and trying and failing and hoping. At least the best lives are I think. And tacos. Always tacos.
Happy weekend all!